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AABANY Announcements February 26, 2018

In this edition

  1. Annual Dinner 2018: See You on Feb. 28
  2. Backpack Fundraiser on March 22 to Benefit Children with Cancer and Han Choi Scholarship Fund
  3. AABANY Co-sponsors: Please Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! Feb. 27
  4. Issues Committee Meeting, Mar. 6
  5. Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Resume Review Workshop on Mar. 8
  6. Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership
  7. Highlights: Week of Feb. 19 
  8. Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force
  9. AABANY Clerkship Directory
  10. Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association
  11. AABANY Speakers Bureau
  12. Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available
  13. NAPABA News
  14. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  15. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  16. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  17. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  18. Fellowship Announcements
  19. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  20. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Annual Dinner 2018: See You on Feb. 28 

AABANY’s 2018 Annual Dinner: Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession takes place on February 28 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Capacity has been reached for the Annual Dinner.  Walk-ins will not be accepted. For any inquiries, contact [email protected]

 

Backpack Fundraiser on March 22 to Benefit Children with Cancer and Han Choi Scholarship Fund

Please Join AABANY & KALAGNY for a special evening:

Build a Backpack for Kids with Cancer

Backpacks to be donated to the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Proceeds to be donated to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund

March 22, 2018 – 6-8:30 PM @ Ichi Cellar 6 E. 32nd (bet. 5th & Madison)

Join us for a special fundraiser where we stuff backpacks with toys, arts & craft supplies, and other goodies for children with cancer. AABANY and KALAGNY will supply the bags and the goodies, while you help assemble and decorate the bags. Our goal is to assemble 100 bags for toddlers/kids, and teens.

Open bar and food will be served for participants.

Suggested donation: $50 (in advance)

$60 (at the door)

Donate here to the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund: https://squareup.com/store/nlf/item/han-c-choi-scholarship-1

For more details go to bit.ly/bkpk032218


AABANY Co-sponsors: Please Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! Feb. 27

This event is presented by AABANY’s Real Estate and Solo & Small Firm Committees, KALAGNY, and MacGregor Abstract. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Margaret Ling, Co-Chair, Real Estate Committee, [email protected] AABANY will provide 1 CLE credit in Ethics.

When/Where:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6-8PM at Flushing Bank (99 Park Avenue, New York)

Registration is now closed. For more information, click hereFor questions please contact Margaret at [email protected]

Issues Committee Meeting, Mar. 6

Please join us at AABANY's Issues Committee meeting, where the following topics will be discussed:

1. Issues Committee Update
2. Community Response Task Force Update
3. Programs for next year
4. E bike - Reps from Biking Project

Other agenda items to be added. For any questions, please contact Chris Kwok: [email protected]

The meeting will be held at JAMS on March 6th, 2018, from 6:30-8:30PM. For more information and to register, click here.


Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Resume Review Workshop on Mar. 8

AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee is hosting a Resume Review Workshop on March 8 at Fordham Law School, and they need attorneys to volunteer as resume reviewers. Details below:

AABANY's Student Outreach Committee is pleased to present a Resume Review Workshop for law students. Resume will be reviewed by practicing attorneys from a variety of different fields. The workshop will be at Fordham Law School. Come have your resume reviewed, and enjoy some delicious Mediterranean food from Kashkaval Garden. 

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:30PM
Place: Room 3-03, 3rd floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY

For more information and to register go to bit.ly/resrev0308


Renew Your NAPABA Affiliate Membership

If you received a notification from NAPABA recently that your membership with NAPABA expired on December 31, please note that as an AABANY member you are eligible for a FREE affiliate membership with NAPABA because of your AABANY membership. Please contact [email protected]  and Margaret can send you the instructions on how to renew your NAPABA affiliate membership for 2018.

Highlights Week of February 19th



Join the AABANY Community Response Task Force

AABANY’s Issues Committee is pleased to invite you to join the newly formed AABANY Community Response Task Force!

The Community Response Task Force (CRTF) is AABANY’s answer to the rapidly changing legal landscape and the need for quick, effective, and coordinated responses to the emergent issues that affect our communities. AABANY is firmly committed to being a strong voice and steadfast advocate on behalf of the Asian-American/Pacific-Islander community. In the past several months, we have all been witness to sweeping changes that necessitated powerful legal responses. While there have been some great triumphs, there were often times when it was difficult to obtain information, to find ways to contribute, or to organize a response quickly enough to be effective.

The CRTF is specifically designed to address these needs. The CRTF will serve as a central clearinghouse for information and coordination – tailoring the alerts sent to each volunteer based on that volunteer’s preferences and the needs of the community. Alerts and actions will range from emergency legal services to direct non-legal service actions and from workshops to rallies.

Read more here.

AABANY Clerkship Directory

Did you clerk for a judge? Have you served as a court attorney? If so, please fill out our AABANY law clerk/court attorney survey!
 
 The Judiciary Committee has created a clerkship directory to gather information about our members who may be willing to act as future resources and/or ultimately want to become a judge. If you've ever clerked for a judge, please take a minute to fill out this survey and forward to others: http://bit.ly/aabanyclerks
 
We appreciate your help!

Discounted Membership - New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association is offering discounted membership to AABANY members. They will waive your one-time admission fee and give you 20% off your first membership dues payment. Membership dues are dependent on your earliest year of admission in any state or country.

Click here to take advantage of this great deal.

AABANY Speakers Bureau

Interested in future speaking opportunities? Join the confidential AABANY Speakers Bureau if you're open to raising your profile and sharing your expertise. Click here to access the form.

AABANY regularly receives requests from AABANY Committee Chairs and other bar associations for speakers to speak on various legal topics. This form is designed to collect information from our membership and engage those who are most interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with various legal audiences. 

We respect your privacy. All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Career Placement Committee Intake Form Now Available

Interested in moving your legal career forward? Launched at the 2013 Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions.

The Career Placement Committee Intake Form is now available. Click here to help us help you. Feel free to also email your resumes and CVs to [email protected].

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at [email protected].

NAPABA News

Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge

Judge seeks volunteer attorneys/law grads with experience in criminal, landlord-tenant or consumer debt matters. Judge presides on appellate cases and also handles some civil Supreme Court matters.

Full-time or four days per week preferred, but flexible schedule can be arranged. A wonderful learning and mentee opportunity, as well as an excellent resume-enhancer. Although not guaranteed, many of former volunteers have moved onto paying legal positions. Opportunity to enhance research/writing and oral skills.

Willing to fill out paperwork for paid fellowships, if necessary. Rolling deadline. Opportunities open year round.

Please send cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and references by email to:
Rebecca Wohl, [email protected]

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2017 Legal Internship Program. Open to college students, law students and law grads, AABANY is looking for a few talented, energetic and motivated interns to help plan and organize AABANY programs and events, provide research and administrative assistance and perform other tasks and assignments to advance and promote AABANY’s mission. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For full details and information on how to apply go to bit.ly/Lgl_Intrn_Details.

Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at [email protected].

Read the New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:

  • Letter from the President
  • Letter from the President-Elect
  • Korematsu's Legacy
  • AABANY Quarterly Report
  • Profile: The Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
  • NYCBA's Diversity Benchmarking Report
  • In Memoriam: Hon. Charles Y.J. Liu
 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

Fellowship announcements can be found on AABANY's website under Career Center, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships."  To see current announcements for Fellowships, click here.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb 27: AABANY Co-sponsors: Please Don't Sign the Contracts Yet! 6-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 28: AABANY 2018 Annual Dinner. 6-10pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 6: AABANY Presents: Solo and Small Law Firm Transactions: Avoiding Tax Pitfalls and Taxpayer Resources. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 6: Issues Committee Meeting. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 8: AABANY Presents: Resume Review Workshop. For more information, click here.
  • Mar 13: AABANY Board Meeting. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Feb 27: NYWBA Annual Judicial Reception, 6PM. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: History of Foley Square: New York Legal Landmarks & Civic Reform. For more information, click here.
  • Feb 27: The 2018 Fred T. Korematsu Lecture with Justice Goodwin Liu. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Civil Practice Staff Attorney - Housing, The Legal Aid Society
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Researcher, Human Rights Watch, MENA Office Preferred
  • Staff Attorney, Bronx Legal Services, Bronx, NY
  • Paralegal, Honeywell, Mason, OH
For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center. Members must be signed in to have access to the Career Center. Either search by keyword or just hit "Search" at the bottom of the form to see a complete listing of jobs.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.